EXCLUSIVE SETS: Wesenwille performing songs from II: A Material God

Utrecht (NL) has proven to be a fertile breeding ground for the experimental Dutch black metal scene. Homegrown talents like Terzij de Horde, Laster, Verwoed and Grey Aura were a pivotal part of Maalstroom, Roadburn‘s commissioned music project that highlighted this innovatie scene at the 2019 festival. Wesenwille, revolving around R. Schmidt (composition, lyrics, guitars, bass, vocals) and D. A. Schermann (drums) also hails from Utrecht, and delivers overwhelming black metal with an equally modern approach.

Wesenwille released their debut I: Wesenwille back in 2018. On their brand-new sophomore album, II: A Material God – released through France’s growing label Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions – the band took everything a notch further, delivering a captivating take on black metal, which is defined by stark contrasts and neither abandons its roots, nor avoids experimentation.

As we have been championing these forward thinking musicians through Roadburn over the past few years, the multifaceted beast that is II: A Material God, prompted us straight away to invite Wesenwille for Roadburn Redux, and to further put Utrecht on the map as a creative hub for this thriving scene.

The band comment: “As a growing band, being granted the opportunity to present our hot off the press new material on the venerated Roadburn festival is an opportunity we would never pass up. Especially in these dark times where all live appearances have either been cancelled or postponed, this inclusion offers us great consolation. We are very, very thankful to Walter and the boundless enthusiasm with which he included us in this year’s line-up. Naturally, after our first contact we immediately rushed off to our ‘home away from home’ in Utrecht, dB’s, to get our live act in optima forma. For those longing for an overwhelming live experience in daunting times, all we have to say is: don’t miss out.”

Wesenwille will perform at Roadburn Redux between April 16-18.

Date: April 17

Time: 14.10 CEST

Type: Exclusive Sets

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